Universities face court case over use of English

A lobby group that works to boost educational standards in the Netherlands is planning to take the government to court because too many college and university courses are being given in English, reports

“They are chucking out Dutch to attract more foreign students,” Ad Verbrugge, chairman of Beter Onderwijs Nederland, told AD newspaper on 26 May.

The organisation wants the new government to include tougher rules on the use of English in its coalition agreement. The law currently states that education should be in Dutch unless there are good reasons to deviate from this. Without a firm commitment to Dutch, a court case will follow, the organisation said.
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